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BWF World Championships: Shuttler Srikanth Kidambi beats Nhat Nguyen, advances to Round 2

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Indian shuttler Srikanth Kidambi defeated Nhat Nguyen by 17-21, 21-16, 21-6 on Monday to advance to the second round of the BWF World Championships 2019 in Switzerland.

In the first game, despite having a 15-10 lead, Kidambi was beaten by Nguyen by 17-21. However, in the second game, Kidambi made a brilliant comeback as he secured a 21-16 win.

Kidambi then continued his form in the third game as well and registered a massive 21-6 win to enter in the second round.

Earlier, HS Prannoy and Sai Praneeth advanced to the second round of the tournament by beating Eetu Heino and Jason Anthony Ho-Shue respectively.

In women's doubles, Meghana Jakkampudi and Poorvisha S Ram also made a winning start in the tournament as they secured a 21-10, 21-18 over Diana Corleto Soto and Nikte Alejandra Sotomayor.

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First Published: Mon, August 19 2019. 23:34 IST